SUCCESS AGAINST ALL ODDS: INSPIRATION
FOR OUR ERITREAN YOUTH IN DIASPORAS
Dr. Tesfa G. Gebremedhin.
West Virginia University
Eritreans in Diasporas have diverse educational and career background. The majority of us came to North America, Europe, Australia, Middle East, and some African countries as refugees and we are mostly
Semere T. Habtemariam
At the end of April 2018, Donald Yamamoto visited Eritrea, Djibouti and Ethiopia.He is the highest-ranking US diplomat to visit Eritrea in over a decade. Many things have changed in the region, but the one thing that had stayed the same is: the
The absence of peace is ruining the life of Eritreans and the neighbouring people.
Time to start peace movement.
By Petros Tesfagiorgis
The absence of peace is ruining the life of the people of Eritreans. The people express their longings for peace at funerals during New Year celebrations
Tewolde Reda: “Instead of Eritreans learning from their difficult past, TETSELILOM”
Comment: Indeed, TETSELILNA: we did not learn from the problems of division and eliminating one another during the struggle that unnecessarily made us dearly pay for 30 years as we find ourselves greatly divided refusing to unite
Fetsum: On Tesfatsion G/Selassie in “Oritawiyan TV፡ ቃለ መሕተት ምስ ሓው ተስፋጽዮን ገብረስላሴ ፡ ቀዳማይ ክፋል”
Life is a function of space and time. Neither can its time frame be fully experienced without freedom nor can freedom be experienced without time. Once you take freedom away from a person, you have reduced his/her life to
Ethiopia's political situation is deteriorating by the day. All indications reveal that EPRDF, the ruling party in Ethiopia is in crisis. Intra-party crisis (in fights) and external pressure (mass uprising) have shaken the grip of the EPRDF/TPLF, an organization that once seemed invincible. Grievances
This picture has been taken in 1994; a couple of years after Eritrean independence, and shortly after referendum. Although I was very young, I remember the day vividly. It was the first big wedding in our extended family, following those national events. The bride and
By Obo Arada Aba Shawl alias Wolde Tewolde
August 26, 2017
To the outside world or to the media world, Eritreans leave their country via trafficking business whereas Ethiopians leave their country using passports and visas. Their final destination as far as immigration is concerned is the
Festival participation or turn out all around the world is voluntary. The festival turn-out is just about convincing the participants to take part and not imposing. Originally, the Eritrean festivals were seeded and manured by the Eritrean Revolution to unite the Eritrean people in their
Tuesday 18 July 2017
Eritrea Focus successfully organises an anti-slavery event outside the Chelsea Flower Show
In early May, Eritrea Focus and Freedom United met with M & G Executive Officers. M & G is the largest stakeholder (12%) in Nevsun Resources Ltd. The meeting was to
News in brief:
The GI community extensively discussed the upcoming Germany Conference of Eritrean activists in its last paltalk session heavily encouraged by the result of its participation in the Canada Eritreans’ Festival in Toronto few days ago. Our representatives attended the HIDRIJEGANUNA’s last paltalk media
Eritrea, a country ravaged by poverty has a long track record of fiercely repressing its people and preemptively attacking its neighbors. Isaias Afeworki, leader of the pariah state for 26 years was found guilty by the U.N. for committing and continue to commit a litany
Why do I like GI? For the record, I had never been a member of any group since the struggle for independence except briefly as a sympathizer of the mass organization of Eritreans for independence in Germany, in 1977. I came to the US in 1978
Eritrea is geographically close to Saudi Arabia and the Gulf nations of Qatar and UAE.
Eritrea’s government faces conflicting pressures to take sides in a diplomatic row between Qatar on the one hand and Saudi Arabia, Egypt, and the United Arab Emirates on the other, according
Dear Organizers of the Toronto Festival for Unity, Reconciliation and Justice.
The themes of the Festival of Eritrean-Canadians in Toronto on July 1, 2017, is admirable. Organizing such a huge event is not an easy feat. You should therefore be congratulated for the initiative you
“MISSION STATEMENT: –To Build an emboldened community of Eritrean-Canadians that is committed to contribute in a unified and sustained manner towards cultural and economic developments of Canada and the noble mission of ending tyranny in Eritrea and establishing rule of law and democracy. The Festival strives to
Today the 20th of June and we are pretending to celebrate or to idolize our “Martyrs Day”. Our mothers, fathers, sisters and brothers have paid the highest price accurately with their Life to liberate our beloved country from barbarous foreign invaders. Indeed! It is an
The absence of peace is the most important issue that is ruining the life of the Eritrean people: Mass mobilization for Peace is timely
By Eritrea Focus (EF)
During the Eritrean focus meeting on Wednesday 21 June 2017, the danger of escalating hostility between Eritrea and Djibouti as
ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia — Two recent and seemingly incongruous events may one day be seen as symbolic turning points for Eritrea, an authoritarian, one-party state often referred to as Africa’s hermit kingdom. The first was a bloody clash on Eritrea’s border with Ethiopia in June
There are very few Eritreans who went through the various periods of Eritrean history - Italian colonial period, British Military Administration, federation, liberation struggle and post-independence; one of them is an elder by the name of Woldeab Woldemariam who passed away on 16 May 1995.
On Interview with Temesgen Rusom from Munich Re a Scheduled National Dialogue: Assenna, May 23 AND GI’s direct contact and outstanding achievement with the group
I dedicate this work to our gallant defenders of the grassroots movement in Europe, Ammanuel Eyasu and the Assenna family at
I will share my independent opinion on EFND & EGS Transition Team’s promising call for unity down the road but first, from the forum on my last article:
: “Hello Fitsum, I understand your concern about the Ambassador. But you can’t blame him for not
I take full responsibility for this disclosure. It does not represent GI as I am doing it using my right to independently share information without distortion, although I remain a member of the movement since the time of its birth.
Frankly, I wish I could invest
Once again, I disclose this material strictly representing myself, yet believing the input substantially resonates with the GI’s opinion for the most part.
News in brief (May, 2017):
I congratulate Zerisenai Tadese for “shaving nearly four minutes off his personal best with a time of 2:06:51” in
The title should not be misunderstood and it is not trying to attack the YPFDJ personally beside to confront them and challenge them with the reality.
Do you (YPFDJ) really believe what PFDJ (HGDEF) believes? Some may say if you are not attacking them why would
“bebetrika tezkewin neiru kedem mis Ethiopia mitecarejna neirna, tselaeti bezihomuna imber” President Afwerki once upon a time in Washington DC.
“kalsina mis izi checan mengisti trah tezikewin neiru, abkereba melgesnayo neirna abwishtna zideskelu kelkiluna imber” GI et al’s current dilemma in this fight against the enemy.
by Teklit Michael
Eritrean 'army deserters' have not deserted their people, but the dictatorial regime who persecuted them, and must be granted asylum
Eritrean army deserters are denied refugee status by the Israeli government. The question whether desertion from national service in Eritrea is in itself a
Here the term ‘Eritrean boat people’ does not only refer to the tens of thousands of youngsters who are taking to makeshift boats in an effort to flee the stifling situation in Eritrea in order to start a new life elsewhere, but also those
The research work presented in this report will provide historically relevant genesis towards the early education in Eritrea, remarkable development phases in the 1940 and 1950s and post-independent Eritrea. The purpose of the compiled work include to give recognition of the growth of the formal
On this day, March 8, the women of the other world are celebrating for breaking chains of oppression to empower all women of the world, setting themselves free to work side by side with all men to make the world better and safer. Because of
Arbeshto, which its equivalent cognate in Italian is “rovesciato” and the English equivalent is “bicycle kick,” can be used as a strategy because of its surprising nature of doing or using backward double kicks to score an unexpected goal. The purpose of Arbeshto is to
Eritreans who are familiar with the history of Robert Mugabe of Zimbabwe, the 93 years old strong man with one foot in the grave, are watching him intently and wondering whether Isaias Afwerki, who has just turned 72 recently, is going to follow the same
The 17-year-old girl arrived alone in San Jose on Friday, marking a new chapter in a painstaking journey that took her from a refugee camp in Ethiopia to a new life in the Bay Area.
Waiting at the end of a long passageway was her new foster
The United Nations E-Government Development Database (UNeGovDD) is a benchmarking tool that provides a comparative assessment of the e-government development of UN Member States. It offers an interactive snapshot of each country’s e-government development from a regional and global perspective.
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Ezana Sehay 02/10/17
It is conventional wisdom that politicians are more likely than the general population to be susceptible to sociopathic traits. Such politicians tend to be selfish, callous, remorseless, users of others, irresponsible, glib, con artists, and of course pathological liars. Furthermore, they have high
By Caitlin L. Chandler
Daniel joined the line of people and followed the smugglers under cover of darkness to the sea. In the humid evening, he waited to board a boat docked off the coast of Libya. Over the past six years, he had slept in
Dr Gebre Gebremariam
In his 2017 Yew Year Interview, Issaias Afeworki of Eritrea, like in his previous New Year Interviews, has tried to scapegoat all but himself for the current dismal socio-economic condition of Eritrea. Issaias is a malignant narcissistic leader and, as always, in this
The recent Gambian crises has been a good lesson to many Africans and should be debated throughout the continent. The reason this needs to be debated is the continent is facing with aging authoritarian leaders who cling to power and are insecure, and fear of
The inauguration of Donald Trump was a remarkable and unusual moment for America, or even the world.
Remarkable, because, amid the chaos and ruinous wars in the world, witnessing a peaceful and orderly transfer of power was indeed remarkable: suffice it to say that whether the
A New Year’s message from the Chairman
While the terrible situation in Eritrea continues, 2016 saw some positive developments. The UK All-Party Parliamentary Group for Eritrea was formed, meeting regularly to discuss ongoing problems and table solutions. Areas of discussion included human rights, refugees and